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The Tampa Division is headquartered in downtown Tampa, Florida. It serves Hardee, Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk and Sarasota Counties.
801 North Florida Avenue
Tampa, Florida 33602
The courthouse is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The clerk's office is open 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Both are open Monday through Friday, except on holidays.
The courthouse is wheelchair-accessible, with ramps on both sides of the main entrance, elevators, and a wheelchair-height counter in the intake office. Contact the clerk’s office if further accommodation is needed.
Private space is on the 10th floor in room 1021. This space is available to lawyers, staff members, jurors, and members of the public anytime during regular clerk's office hours between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
There are food and drink vending machines in the courthouse but no restaurant or cafeteria.
Conference space for lawyers is on the twelfth floor of the courthouse in room 1264. The room includes a credenza, chairs, a sofa, a water cooler, and WiFi.
There is no designated parking for the courthouse, but there are several pay-to-park lots and metered parking spaces nearby.
To ensure courthouse security:
- No one may bring onto courthouse property a firearm, ammunition, explosive device, knife, pocket knife, chemical spray, or any other weapon.
- Absent an exception, no one may bring a personal electronic device (for example, a cell phone, laptop computer, or tablet) beyond a courthouse's security checkpoint. For information on exceptions, see the court's policy regarding electronics in the courthouse in Local Rule 7.02.
- Each visitor to a courthouse must present a valid official photo identification, such as a state identification, state driver license, federal identification, military identification, or current passport.
- Each visitor to a courthouse must pass through a metal detector staffed by court security officers. If an alert sounds, a court security officer will scan the visitor using a handheld wand. The visitor must place personal items in a tray to be scanned by x-ray. If an item appears questionable, the visitor must identify the item and may have to leave the courthouse with it.
Smoking is prohibited inside the courthouse.